The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 79 92 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.75% 20.18% 20.08%
As % of the Vendors category 35.11% 49.46% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 62 72 94
Average salary £33,500 £30,750 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.94% +1.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,350 £20,000 £19,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £42,500 £40,100
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
225 186 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 50.56% 40.79% 45.13%
Number of salaries quoted 190 152 196
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn -10 12 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Blackpool -5 9 £40,000 +105.12% 4
Chorley +7 8 £33,500 +27.61% 1
Preston -4 7 £27,500 -35.29% 6
Burnley +7 6 £27,500 -
Lytham St Annes - 6 - -
Ormskirk - 4 £28,750 - 2
Newton-le-Willows +3 3 £19,000 -11.62%
Accrington - 3 £38,000 - 1
Fleetwood - 3 £25,000 -
Rossendale - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 80 (54.05%) Windows
2 72 (48.65%) SQL Server
3 57 (38.51%) SQL
4 51 (34.46%) .NET
5 49 (33.11%) MS Excel
6 43 (29.05%) ASP.NET
7 41 (27.70%) Active Directory
8 39 (26.35%) C#
9 37 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (22.97%) MS Exchange
11 31 (20.95%) Cisco
11 31 (20.95%) MVC
11 31 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 30 (20.27%) MS Office
13 28 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
14 27 (18.24%) JavaScript
15 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 25 (16.89%) CSS
16 25 (16.89%) ITIL
16 25 (16.89%) SharePoint
16 25 (16.89%) VMware
17 24 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (14.19%) DNS
19 20 (13.51%) Office 365
20 19 (12.84%) ASP.NET MVC
20 19 (12.84%) Firewall
21 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
21 18 (12.16%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (22.97%) MS Exchange
2 25 (16.89%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.78%) IIS
4 12 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (5.41%) Lync
6 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.68%) Drupal
9 1 (0.68%) WordPress
9 1 (0.68%) SAS
9 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 49 (33.11%) MS Excel
2 30 (20.27%) MS Office
3 8 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.38%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.68%) Line 500
3 1 (0.68%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.51%) Office 365
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.03%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.19%) DNS
2 19 (12.84%) Firewall
3 18 (12.16%) TCP/IP
4 16 (10.81%) DHCP
5 15 (10.14%) Internet
6 12 (8.11%) Ethernet
7 10 (6.76%) VoIP
7 10 (6.76%) DECT
7 10 (6.76%) iSCSI
7 10 (6.76%) NAS
8 9 (6.08%) LAN
9 8 (5.41%) SAN
10 7 (4.73%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (4.73%) WAN
11 6 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.70%) MPLS
12 4 (2.70%) VPN
13 3 (2.03%) OSPF
13 3 (2.03%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 28 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (9.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 13 (8.78%) NUnit
2 13 (8.78%) Moq
3 9 (6.08%) MSTest
3 9 (6.08%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (0.68%) Selenium
General
1 12 (8.11%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.43%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.70%) Back Office
4 2 (1.35%) Billing
4 2 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Arabic Language
5 1 (0.68%) Avionics
5 1 (0.68%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 46 (31.08%) Developer
2 21 (14.19%) Analyst
3 18 (12.16%) .NET Developer
4 14 (9.46%) C# Developer
4 14 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.43%) Support Analyst
6 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.08%) SQL DBA
7 9 (6.08%) Senior Developer
7 9 (6.08%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.08%) DBA
8 8 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (5.41%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Support Manager
10 6 (4.05%) Operations Manager
10 6 (4.05%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.05%) IT Operations Manager
10 6 (4.05%) IT Support
11 5 (3.38%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (34.46%) .NET
2 43 (29.05%) ASP.NET
3 25 (16.89%) CSS
4 19 (12.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (9.46%) WCF
6 13 (8.78%) jQuery
7 12 (8.11%) HTML
7 12 (8.11%) .NET Framework
8 10 (6.76%) Web Services
9 8 (5.41%) HTML5
10 6 (4.05%) CSS3
10 6 (4.05%) AngularJS
11 5 (3.38%) Castle Windsor
11 5 (3.38%) Ninject
11 5 (3.38%) Spring.NET
11 5 (3.38%) Unity DI Container
11 5 (3.38%) MDX
11 5 (3.38%) Ajax
12 4 (2.70%) NHibernate
12 4 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.78%) Life Science
3 6 (4.05%) Clustering
4 5 (3.38%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.38%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (2.70%) Tandem
6 3 (2.03%) Statistics
6 3 (2.03%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.03%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.03%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.35%) Replication
7 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 80 (54.05%) Windows
2 37 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (11.49%) Windows 7
6 16 (10.81%) Windows XP
7 12 (8.11%) Windows Vista
8 8 (5.41%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.70%) Linux
10 2 (1.35%) UNIX
10 2 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.95%) MVC
1 31 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.89%) ITIL
3 14 (9.46%) TDD
4 13 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (8.11%) Web Application Development
6 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.76%) Scrum
7 10 (6.76%) Software Engineering
7 10 (6.76%) Software Deployment
7 10 (6.76%) Service Desk Management
7 10 (6.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 10 (6.76%) Resource Management
7 10 (6.76%) Performance Management
8 9 (6.08%) Kanban
8 9 (6.08%) ERP
9 8 (5.41%) Workflow
9 8 (5.41%) Document Management
9 8 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.73%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.51%) SQL
2 39 (26.35%) C#
3 27 (18.24%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.76%) VB.NET
5 9 (6.08%) VBA
5 9 (6.08%) VB
6 7 (4.73%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.38%) VBScript
7 5 (3.38%) C
7 5 (3.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (2.03%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.35%) PHP
9 2 (1.35%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) Ada
10 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (20.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.46%) MCSE
3 10 (6.76%) CCNA
3 10 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.76%) Degree
4 6 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.38%) MCSA
5 5 (3.38%) MCSD
6 3 (2.03%) HNC
6 3 (2.03%) HND
6 3 (2.03%) CCNP
6 3 (2.03%) MCP
6 3 (2.03%) CCDP
6 3 (2.03%) GNVQ
6 3 (2.03%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 41 (27.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.08%) vSphere
4 5 (3.38%) XenApp
5 4 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.03%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.68%) Postfix
8 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) SCOM
2 5 (3.38%) SCCM
3 4 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.35%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.68%) WMI
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (20.95%) Cisco
2 25 (16.89%) VMware
3 16 (10.81%) HP
4 10 (6.76%) Citrix
4 10 (6.76%) Oracle
5 6 (4.05%) Dell
6 5 (3.38%) Avaya
6 5 (3.38%) NetApp
7 4 (2.70%) McAfee
7 4 (2.70%) Juniper
7 4 (2.70%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.03%) MobileIron
8 3 (2.03%) IBM
8 3 (2.03%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.35%) Apple
9 2 (1.35%) Sophos
10 1 (0.68%) Sage
10 1 (0.68%) Nortel
10 1 (0.68%) Epicor
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £750.00 - £850.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: Salary £30-40k DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, car, pension, health care
Posted: 4 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: £30,000 - £34,000 per Annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ormskirk
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Blackburn
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £14000 - £14250 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Accrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Newcastle, Nottingham, Preston, Bristol,...
Care Quality Commission
Salary: £42,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Chorley
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Ormskirk
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago